Daily Reflections

Our Sin

March 25, 2022 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. —Romans 6:23

As we think about the punishment for the wicked, it’s important to remember that our own sins will not go unpunished. It’s so easy to focus on the sins of others and totally miss the log in our own eyes.

How I wish that my attitudes toward my own sin were as violent as the attitude of the psalmist in Psalm 137 toward the physical enemies of God! Oh, that we were as eager to kill all those things in us that are raised up against God’s glory.

How often have we been insensitive, harsh, or cruel in our treatment of others? How often have we wounded them with our words or actions? We deserve God’s wrath for our sin as much as Babylon did for her sin. And we will receive that wrath—unless we repent and place our faith in Christ. As we put our faith in Him, we receive what we do not deserve—the mercy and forgiveness of God.

Make it Personal

Ask God to help you see your sin through His eyes and to have the desire to be completely rid of it.